Priorities

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I have spoken on occasion,  that I have decided I need to make some changes,  re-prioritize if you will.

I like to think that I can handle much more than I probably should. What happens is that because I’m stretched myself so thin,  I can’t seem to get much done or at least done right. 

I think that sometimes it’s important to take the time to reevaluate things in my life and make sure that my focus is where it should be.  Does that make sense?

When you are a special needs parent to 3 boys on the spectrum,  there’s never a shortage of responsibility or things that need to get done.



The problem is that distraction,  at least for me,  is inevitable.

I’ll start on something and get pulled away to manage something else and then get pulled away from that in order to do something else.  This goes on and on and eventually I sorta get off course. When this happens,  I need to start trying to put some things down in order for me to be able to pick up and continue.

As a special needs parent,  my priority is always my children. I always want to keep trying to help my wife to feel better.  We have endless bills to pay as well.  I also want to keep this blog growing,  so I can reach more and more people.



All of these things require time and resources that are in short supply.

Decisions have to be made and things have to be put down or put of hold. Figuring out what to put down and what to pick up can be challenging to say the very least.

However,  I think that recognizing this is a first step in the right direction.  We can’t change what we do acknowledge so admitting to myself that I’m in over my head is a great ace to start.  From there I have to decide what’s the most important things and what aren’t as important. 

Everything that can wait,  will have to do just that…..wait.

This can be difficult but it’s important because our journey is not a race but rather a test of endurance. 

Have any of you found yourself in a similar situation?  Have you ever needed to re-prioritize things or put things down in order to be able to pick something else up?

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Absolutely. Part of the problem, I found, was that many priorities are also habits. We all know how challenging it can be to change those! Sometimes, it involves changes that feel selfish at the start, which can also be difficult. You are right, admitting is the first step. Good luck with your re-prioritizing – try to take it in baby steps and it won't seem so daunting!

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My priorities often change. Except one (my son).
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Yeah, speak of the devil…I just got slammed from being on unemployment, to having so much work I'm not totally sure how I'm going to get it done, if I plan on sleeping within the next month.

So I might not be around the blogosphere quite as much for a little while, but know that you and Lizze and the boys are in my thoughts. 🙂